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Fico wins elections in Slovakia but needs allies

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Commentators recall the ‘anti-Hungarian’ measures of the winner during his first term as prime minister, while a pro-government columnist welcomes Mr Fico’s stance against arms deliveries to Ukraine. READ MORE

Weeklies on the government’s concerns over sovereignty

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators strongly condemn the government’s plans to sanction outlets and NGOs who accept financing from abroad, in what Fidesz leaders have called a move to protect Hungary’s sovereignty. Pro-government authors voice criticism of the attitude of the European Union towards Hungary. READ MORE

Hungarians less religious, census suggests

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Commentators offer sharply opposing interpretations of the census data released this week. READ MORE

Dobrev promises better governance

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

In a lengthy article in the nationwide left-wing daily, the shadow premier of the Democratic Coalition outlines her party’s programme for the forthcoming years. READ MORE

Hungary is in no rush to ratify Sweden’s NATO bid, Pm Orbán says

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

A pro-government columnist lambasts the opposition for its ’substandard’ reactions to the Prime Minister’s address in the first session of Parliament after the summer recess. READ MORE

’There is a better alternative’, according to Ferenc Gyurcsány

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

A pro-government analyst describes Mr Gyurcsány’s season-opening address as a collection of dangerous ravings. READ MORE

Weeklies on hurdles to Sweden’s NATO membership

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Critics of the government furiously condemn Fidesz for repeatedly bringing up new reasons for delaying the vote on Sweden’s bid to join NATO. A pro-government analyst believes that the misgivings of the government side are well-founded. READ MORE

Sweden’s NATO membership ’unlikely’ to be approved this autumn

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

A liberal commentator dismisses the latest argument brought up by the government side against approving Sweden’s bid for NATO membership. READ MORE

PM Orbán on adversaries who ’want to force us to our knees’

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

The only nationwide pro-government print daily publishes excerpts from the Prime Minister’s address to the season-opening assembly of Fidesz MPs in Esztergom on Wednesday. ‘Our opponents want to force us to our knees during the forthcoming year’, Mr Orbán claimed. READ MORE

Hungary still keeps Sweeden waiting

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

A left-wing pundit lambasts the House speaker who doubts whether Hungary should agree to Sweden’s accession to NATO. READ MORE